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Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

Because we are under threat of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Leslie, I might print this picture to remind myself that calmer days are coming. Each hurricane brings its own set of challenges: pulling out the hurricane box and checking its contents. Is everything up to date? Do we have fresh batteries, water, non-perishable food? Is the cellphone charged? Has all outside furniture been secured? There are checklists and timelines for everything. And after that, wait.

I have done this many times before but I am always cautious. Taking for granted or putting one’s faith in predicting the exact track or strength of a hurricane is foolhardy. I don’t underestimate storms. Nor do I windsurf, sightsee, surf or swim on temporarily closed beaches after an alert has been sounded.

Instead, I thank God that He has kept our little island home safe in the past and I have faith that He will bring us through this storm, too. Forecasts predict we are a few days away from tranquil seas again. Can’t wait!

By the way, this photo was taken on a visit to Ft. Lauderdale earlier this year. Lovely beach, don’t you agree?

  1. September 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Nice photo. I used to live in Louisiana and when through several hurricanes/tropical storms. The worst was Hurricane Katrina then 30 days later Hurricane Rita. I know the checklist and timelines well. I stay off and out of areas that are not safe during pre and post storms.
    Keep safe and I will keep you in my prayers 🙂

    • September 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks for your comments. We have a lot of respect for others who live in hurricane zones. Leslie is currently veering off to our east. She’s probably trying to catch up with Michael, but so far she’s travelling too slowly (approx. 5-8 mph). Thanks for your good wishes.

    • September 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks for your comments. We have a lot of respect for others who live in hurricane zones. Leslie is currently veering off to our east. She’s probably trying to catch up with Michael, but so far she’s travelling too slowly (approx. 5-8 mph). Thanks for your good wishes.

  2. September 8, 2012 at 10:40 am

    This is wonderful! 🙂 Do check out my contribution. 🙂

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